Well, this should be the last blog regarding Daisy’s first litter. All but one of the puppies are adjusting to their new homes, receiving MUCH more individual attention than our family could give them. The remaining pup is Belle, and her Texas family has asked us to keep her until they can get up here for her in mid-March. Belle plays hard and sleeps hard. As a matter of fact, she was ready for bed early in the first half of last night’s Super Bowl.
As promised, Daisy Mae got her spa day today. We shaved off her matts, trimmed her face, clipped her nails and gave her a warm bath. She looks pretty naked, but she seems to be enjoying the freedom of her new do. She’s been running around like a nutjob, which landed both her and Liberty (aka Libby), our 7-month-old standard goldendoodle, in a time-out.
Libby is growing at a fairly rapid rate right now, and she has a tough time keeping tabs on all of her body parts at once. When she plays rough, furniture and lamps can get a bit knocked about. Daisy can now duck under Libby, which leaves Liberty confused and keeps all of us entertained. At one point during the big game last night, Belle was playing under Daisy, and Daisy was playing under Libby–while Libby was trying to watch them both. Craziness.
Although Gracie is shouldering the biggest part of the potty-training load with Miss Belle, it definitely takes a village. Belle’s doing pretty well, but she has to be watched every single minute. And, she’s currently not too crazy about time alone. Littermate withdrawal is a terrible thing for a puppy.
All in all, Daisy’s first litter was a success. Daisy proved to be a great momma and maintained her health throughout. The pups enjoyed good health and are now welcome additions in some fantastic families. The kids made back their investment with money in the bank, and they learned a lot about responsibility, teamwork and business in general. And, our family made some new friends along the way–folks we may have never met if it weren’t for these furry babies. We are truly blessed.